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Long-Distance Triathlon Coming To Novia Scotia

The race director says it will be largest single-day endurance event that has ever been held in Eastern Canada.

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The race director says it will be largest single-day endurance event that has ever been held in Eastern Canada.

One of the world’s toughest races is coming to Nova Scotia — the Epic Dartmouth triathlon is scheduled for this summer.

The Dartmouth race is modeled after the official Ironman triathlon, race director Tim Chesnutt said.

The province’s first long-distance triathlon will consist of three separate races, each featuring a 3.8-kilometer swim and a 180-kilometer bicycle race, he said. Competitors can choose to stop there, or to run an additional full or half marathon.

“This will be the largest single-day endurance event that has ever been held in Eastern Canada. And by placing it directly in Dartmouth, we hope to get some exposure for the great triathletes that we’ve got in this region,” Chesnutt said.

Epic Dartmouth will run on July 1.

Read more: Cbc.ca